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Southport Lorry driver dies after eight vehicle pile-up on M6 motorway in Cumbria

Two people have died in an eight vehicle crash on the M6 motorway through Cumbria.

Heavy goods vehicles, vans and a car were in collision on the M6 northbound, just after Burton services, between junction 35 and junction 36, at about 8.15am.

More than 20 emergency vehicles were still at the scene at 12noon.

Those who died were a lorry driver from the Southport area, and the driver of a heavy goods vehicle towing a trailer.

All casualties have been taken to hospital by land or air ambulance. The northbound carriageway remains closed while the scene is cleared.

A rolling road block was implemented on the northbound carriageway from junction 34. Drivers were advised to use alternative routes wherever possible.

The M6 south at junction 36 was temporarily closed to allow air ambulances to land.

Cumbria’s roads policing unit and collision investigators are at scene.

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